REST isn’t an endpoint. It’s a set of architectural constraints that elicit a bunch of really useful properties in the systems we build. But REST is also a gateway to an entirely new way of thinking in terms of resources.
Linked Data builds on existing architectural successes to allow designers to connect information like the Web connects documents. By taking advantage of proven technologies that make the Web works, these standards will help you create systems that scale, evolve and respond to changing requirements better, faster and cheaper than you have been able to before.
With this video course, software developers who think on a systems level will come away with a new understanding of how to approach software architecture with network-friendly, standards-based resource-oriented systems.
Brian Sletten is a software engineer who focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies. He has experience in retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and healthcare.
About the O’Reilly Software Architecture Series
Clearing a path from developer to architect and enriching that path once you arrive.
Software architecture is a fast-moving, multidisciplinary subject in which entire suites of "best practices" become obsolete practically overnight. No single path or curriculum exists, and different types of architecture—application, integration, enterprise—require different subject emphasis. Whether you’re at the outset of a career as an architect or in the midst of such a career, series editor Neal Ford has curated this collection of tools and guides for aspiring and seasoned architects alike.